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The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (Amendment) Order 1990

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Statutory Instruments

1990 No. 2591


The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 (Amendment) Order 1990


19th December 1990

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of December 1990


The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters(1) was signed on 27th September 1968;

And whereas a Protocol on the Interpretation of the Convention by the Court of Justice of the European Communities(2) was signed on 3rd June 1971:

And whereas a Convention on the accession of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Convention(3), signed by Her Majesty’s Government on 9th October 1978, was ratified on 7th October 1986 by Her Majesty’s Government and entered into force for the United Kingdom on 1st January 1987:

And whereas the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982(4) gave the force of law to these Conventions and to the Protocol in the United Kingdom:

And whereas by section 14(1) of that Act, if at any time it appears to Her Majesty in Council that Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom has agreed to a revision of either of these Conventions or the Protocol, including in particular any revision connected with the accession to the 1968 Convention of one or more further states, Her Majesty may by Order in Council make such modifications of that Act as Her Majesty considers appropriate in consequence of the revision:

And whereas a Convention on the accession of the Kingdom of Spain and the Portuguese Republic to the 1968 Convention(5) was signed on 26th May 1989, and in consequence Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom has agreed to a revision of the above mentioned Conventions and Protocol:

And whereas each House of Parliament has by a resolution approved a draft of this Order:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 14 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:


OJ No. L 304, 30.10.1978, p.36.


OJ No. L 304, 30.10.1978, p.50.


OJ No. L 304, 30.10.1978, p.1.


1982 c. 27, as amended by S.I. 1989/1346.


OJ No. L 285, 3.10.1989, p.1.

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